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Monkey Park Iwatayama, Kyoto
(4.3/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Get an up-close look at Japanese macaques at Monkey Park Iwatayama, a forested area providing a home to a large troop of native primates. You'll be able to observe the monkeys from the safety of a caged viewing area, but be sure to follow posted instructions to avoid potentially dangerous encounters within unfenced spots. In addition to the monkeys, you'll find that the park features a sweeping view over the nearby city. Plan your Monkey Park Iwatayama visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kyoto using our Kyoto family vacation planner.
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  • It's a hike to get to the top. Definitely fulfilling the Kyoto view from above. Cute monkeys, but is not the main attraction (not worth it). What you deserve is all over the trail to get to the top and the view. Admission fee.
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  • We crossed the Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama and there was a sign for the monkey park at the end of the bridge. We turned right and the entrance was not far from the bridge. We had to pay cash - the...  more »
  • It was a long trip to get here and we did both the Monkey Park and the Bamboo Forest. Would not recommend any. Although it's fun to see monkeys and bamboos are nice, it's way too many tourists around,...  more »